Friday, September 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: pattern


My submission for Illustration Friday's "pattern" theme is a painting that will be used on a wine label for Cornell Winery. This is an amazing little area and the buildings are quaint and old timey. The person that made this building employed many different materials, which in turn has created an array of many "patterns". I will be painting another building in this area as well. I embellished the vineyard aspect in this painting for the owner of the winery because in fact a beautiful park is there called Peter Strauss Ranch against a mountain backdrop. This was the perfect angle of the building for me as it highlights this unique steeple. It is a historical landmark area and I am quite taken with the place. Quite a few vineyards and wine tasting establishments have sprung up in the canyons of Malibu in the last few years. I enjoy creating wine labels and when the printing is finished I will repost.

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My backyard is State Park so these critters are coming close to our home because it is very, very hot the last few days. I put some water out for them :) copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh




48 comments:

Pepi said...

La casita es preciosa, felicidades. Que ternura de animalitos, es un gusto vivir en un sitio tan bello. Un saludo.

michael robertson said...

really nice...the perspective and the patterns give it a kind of folky charm. the rows of grapes in the background are handled beautifully too.

shawn said...

WOW! I love this Val! I love all that extra detail you put in this!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Valerie,

Nice illustration and Kudos on the HGTV spot!

Benissimo!

Ciao, amica mia!
Robert

Lisa M Griffin said...

So cool! I love the illo and love it even more because it is on a wine label. That is fantastic. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Ascender Rises Above said...

very very cool! it has that feeling of jackson hole wyoming

kj said...

WHEN did you do this, val? is this brand new? i love the vineyards in the background, so simple and effective.

i'm slow to figure out how to enter with uprinting. it's not just leaving you a comment, right?

xoxoxo!!!!!

kj said...

val, damn straight you need to show up on blogland lane! i would be most unhappy living there without you!

you can move in with me if you need a place to stay. of course!!

xoxo

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

See this would work for a person like me. I love wine bottle labels!! I love the art on some of them and here you are getting ready to share yours with us! What a fabulous illustration. Very well done. It's great. I loved you on,"That's Clever" You are so very talented and I know your family must be so very proud of you!! Cause I am! YOU GO VAL!!!!

isay said...

i like labels like your work. this is very attractive and creates an honest and warm feeling-because the building is well-lighted and neat.....and so i was talking to myself and saying, ohh this is where this wine's produced....it makes a buyer to know more about the product, the company.....not just reading a name with a logo.

Rrramone said...

I want to come hang out in your back yard!! :-)

Ces said...

I have to buy a case of the wine. When is this label coming out? Oh Val! I just love how you create. I had to remove your video because it was causing upload problems for some of my friends whose network bans You Tube. So I was sorry to see that go. I only had it for two days.

Ahhh! beautiful Topanga Park Those animals are beautiful. Just make sure the bears don't come close! Are there bears there?

Someday I have to drag Bella with me to come and meet you.

Doodlestreet said...

Great submission for pattern--! I want to live there too (get me out of apartments! blech)
This place you painted reminds me of a great wooden building up in Idaho near where I used to live. Near Coeur d' Alene...wonderful place and beautiful environment. Your deer photos remind me of that too!

dood

Ellen Byrne said...

oh, yes, you must post the labels once they are printed! you always have a novel approach - never seen rows of grapes done like this - very nice coming over the hillside!

Ellen Byrne said...

your HGTV piece is great! i learhed a lot!

Gai said...

I love your wine labels. The pattern of the vines is awesome. You have such an enormous capacity to create with imagination, its wonderful. I'd love to follow (couldn't see where your followers list was?) and to put a link on mine about your giveaway, but without some help not sure how to do it.

Amy C said...

I can't wait to see this all printed up, it's a stunning painting with such beautiful details. Congratulations.
Those photographs are so lovely too.

Janet said...

I love those vines coming over the hill...cool!
The only critters we've seen an abundance of lately are snakes. Someone killed a 6ft long timber rattler near my house the other day. I think I'll stay inside until winter!

Manola said...

Beautiful as usual Valerie! Kisses

yoon see said...

Wow! Just very very beautiful!
I love your all your creative creation on houses.
I wonder whether I can stay here or not! It could be a dream!
Loving the bricks' details and the background landscape.
It's a neat inspirational piece. Happy weekends and bye Valerie!

serline said...

I like the way it was constructed. My baby will be overwhelmed if she sees the deer.

mark beam said...

that one turned out really nice val.

La Pintoreta said...

Your work it's so nice, thanks for your comments. Kisses

JO said...

Hi Val! Makes you want to run out and buy the wine, just to collect the label. What a wonderful backyard as well.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val!!! this house is amazing!!! and I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeed your video ...that house clock is so neat...you are so much fun to watch!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

johanna said...

oh wow, it does look amazing!

roberta baird said...

The painting is absolutely goregous! I can't wait to see it as a label.

Val... one of the many things I like about you is your kind spirit and your love of animals!

Peter Breese said...

Very Nice Val!

bog_art said...

I totally love the textures of this little house my friend!.. it gives it a lot of live!..

PS: what of cute friends you have in your backyard!

Laura said...

Bea-u-ti-ful!!! Love the rolling hills & evening sky in this Val, really caught my eye and of course the wonderful patterns :>

Off to enter your giveaway...

Hugs,
Laura

Georgina said...

Hola!!! thanks for your comment about my paintings :)
My last name is Matich (with H) It was changed when my grandfather came to Argentina. Originally it's Matic (without H) and I like to use it in my paintings and illustrations.
Hugs!!!

asperezas said...

Farms houses, vineyards, theses things reminds me something like my dog's fave place...
:D

Breautiful picture!

About the "bambi": see? You deserve good neighbours!
:D

Dot said...

What a perfect picture for a label! i have to admit, i do buy wine for the art :)

Faruffa said...

a wonderful illustration for a magic place ... find places in your country through your artwork generates in me the desire to visit those places!!!

Brine Blank said...

These seems like a bit of a departure from your usual style but still has that foundation I like about your work...but I have to say I really enjoy this one...great detail work...

Susan Faye said...

I live in the wine country of Oregon and LOVE the patterns of the grapevines on the rolling hills--This will be a beautiful addition to the wine bottles!

DEB said...

What a wonderful illo! And congratulations on it becoming a wine label!!!!!

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your wonderful wine label illustration!!! That is a SUPER piece..and I'm sure they love it. The patterns are impressive and you should be so proud to have created something that will last for many many years.

thedoodlegirl said...

What a fabulous painting! As always, of course! Fun pics of the deer, too! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Val, no one does housescapes like you do. No one. This is incredibly charming and will make a beautiful label. Wow, look at that architecture!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oh, Val. The painting is so beautiful. Congrats on the Wine label. I love the patterns in that house. Very interesting piece indeed.

I also love your critters. They are so cute. What a backyard!

kim said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if Dept. 56 made this into an actual collectible. I want to go there!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Val, you are a hoot! As soon as I saw your wonderful comment, I started hearing that theme playing in my head.

Thanks for the reminder!

Have a great weekend.

bog_art said...

Thanks for your words my friend.. they really made my day.. =)

Kay Aker said...

Primo! And how cool is the HGTV video! You're a true star!

erin said...

this is wonderful. I love wine labels, that's how I pick out my wine, it's very scientific. One of my brothers has been in the wine business for years and is trying to start a vineyard in his backyard, which is pretty funny, grapes are so temperamental.

Kacey said...

So charming and well suited for a wine label! I like the evening sky with warm lights in the windows:) Awesome job!

highjumper said...

Love your wine label! Very charming.